Vivian Bercovici was born in Toronto, where she lived and worked most of her life, aside from short stints studying in London, UK and Jerusalem. She practiced law in downtown Toronto for 25 years, focusing on media defence and financial regulatory work, as well as representing Canada in negotiations with various First Nations.

In January, 2014, she was appointed Canadian Ambassador to Israel by Prime Minister Stephen Harper and served in that position until June, 2016. Vivian has since remained in Israel and resides in Tel Aviv.